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  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Finishes AR1 Engine Design Review - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Finishes AR1 Engine Design Review

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a critical design review of the company-built AR1 rocket engine. The company said Monday it aims to obtain flight certification for the AR1 technology in 2019 to help the Defense Department move away from foreign-made engines. Independent government and industry experts attended the review, which assessed whether AR1’s design meets performance requirements ahead of full-scale manufacturing, Aerojet Rocketdyne added. The […] More

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1 Rocket Engine Preburner - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests AR1 Rocket Engine Preburner

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has run hot-fire tests to validate the design of the AR1 rocket engine’s preburner. The company said Thursday the preburner will help drive the turbomachinery of AR1 engine and was built through modern techniques such as three-dimensional printing. Julie Van Kleeck, vice president of advanced space and launch programs and strategy at Aerojet Rocketdyne, said the preburner features the company’s Mondaloy […] More

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne to Manufacture AR1 Rocket Engine in Huntsville, Alabama - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerojet Rocketdyne to Manufacture AR1 Rocket Engine in Huntsville, Alabama

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has decided to build its AR1 rocket engine technology in Huntsville, Alabama, and create as many as 100 jobs to support production work. The company said Monday it is developing AR1 to help end U.S. dependence on foreign-made engines for national security and civil space launch programs. Eileen Drake, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne, said Huntsville is the “logical choice” for AR1 […] More

  • NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne Sign Combustion Engine Testing Agreement; Julie Van Kleeck Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne Sign Combustion Engine Testing Agreement; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA for the testing of a rocket engine that Aerojet intends to offer as a replacement for the RD-180 engine produced by Russia. NASA will configure a test stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to facilitate staged combustion trials on Aerojet Rocketdyne’s […] More

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